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When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical.
Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either.
Then willpower will be no problem
- Emil Zatopek
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I always loved running...it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
- Jesse Owens
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There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions. It is better to train under bad conditions, for the difference is then a tremendous relief in a race.
- Emil Zatopek
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If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.
- Lewis Caroll, Through the Looking Glass
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Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
- Charlie Finley
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You need to compete for something greater than the experience of simply winning.
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The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
-Emily Dickinson
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We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meteres. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
- Emil Zatopek
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Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you've been able to do before, you won't develop and grow. When you go for it 100%, when you don't have the fear of "what if I fail," that's when you learn. That's when you're really living.
- Mark Allen,world chamption triathlete.
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